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. brittany morehouse picks up the story and joins us live from greenbelt. brittany. >> reporter: anita, this is one of those stories where it just goes to show you don't have to know someone's name to really feel like you know someone. all of the young people in this apartment building off greenbelt road which is right near the nasa building talk about this woman who was killed found dead outside her old doorstep. she apparently was coming back here today to collect some belongings. >> it's sad because i knew her. she lived around here for a long time. >> reporter: no name, no picture. people who knew the woman found dead outside her old apartment are remembering her with fondness. she was especially sweet, they say, to young people. >> it's scary. in a neighborhood like this. especially when you have kids. this is some scary things. >> reporter: many people were frightened when they saw the woman hanging outside of the apartment complex. they say she was lying down in the ground in a pool of blood. >> it looked like she probably fainted and one hand was out like halfway like where the
building in the 300-block of 56th street. frankly they don't want us to see what is going on. at about 9:00 tonight, they got a call for a disturbed man. went to this apartment building, knocked on the door, we're told. the result of that knock they heard something inside that led them to believe the person inside that apartment was either going to harm himself or someone else. simultaneously, they began to see smoke coming from within that apartment and began to permeate the apartment building. immediately the other people in that apartment building and frankly we don't know how big the apartment building is because we can't get that close, everyone in that apartment buildings has been evacuated. the presumption now is that person is barricaded in his own apartment with no hostages. that is the working pre sums although we don't -- pre assumption although we don't know that for certain. the best guess now is that fire is apparently gone out because dc fire says it has not yet extinguished the fire. in the woods between 56th street and 56th place, we have been able to see dc special oper
. that shooting spree may have been motivated by an attempt to silence a witness. this car may have been used. two men have been taken into custody at the same address, one earlier today, one tonight. police have also recovered some weapons there, but it's not known if they were used in today's shooting spree. that gun battle happened around noon at the funeral services for murder victim ashley mccreigh. among the 600 people, rival gang members. >> suspects opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> reporter: the victims may have returned fire themselves before fleeing at high speed in this dodge durango, but they clipped this mercedes and then crashed into a parked van. inside the dodge, one man survived. another did not. it's not clear if he was killed by gunshots or the crash. 9news now has learned the identity of the dead man. he is jamal kotts of northwest ds. he has known jamal for years and the man known as big pon was running scared. >> he's been very worried. he witnessed the shooting that was on mozart beach a month to a month half ago. >> he was scared for his life? >> he was defini
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